Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
DeSoto MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Total 31,412   13,491   17,921 67,454  
Gender:              
Male 15,954 50.8% 6,423 47.6% 9,531 32,653 48.4%
Female 15,458 49.2% 7,068 52.4% 8,390 34,801 51.6%
Race:              
White alone 26,487 84.3% 11,915 88.3% 14,572 58,775 87.1%
Black or African American alone 3,393 10.8% 1,117 8.3% 2,276 7,673 11.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 73 0.2% 128 0.9% -55 97 0.1%
Asian alone 316 1.0% 124 0.9% 192 316 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 18 0.1% 4 0.0% 14 52 0.1%
Some other race alone 761 2.4% 57 0.4% 704 231 0.3%
Two or more races 364 1.2% 146 1.1% 218 310 0.5%
Hispanic or Latino and race:              
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,457 4.6% 258 1.9% 1,199 722 1.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 25,825 82.2% 11,716 86.8% 14,109 58,350 86.5%
Other race, not Hispanic or Latino 4,130 13.1% 1,517 11.2% 2,613 8,382 12.4%
Age Groups:              
5 to 9 years 3,379 10.8% 1,151 8.5% 2,228 5,641 8.4%
10 to 14 years 2,605 8.3% 1,122 8.3% 1,483 5,743 8.5%
15 to 19 years 1,902 6.1% 914 6.8% 988 5,010 7.4%
20 to 24 years 2,310 7.4% 1,758 13.0% 552 3,974 5.9%
25 to 29 years 4,046 12.9% 1,164 8.6% 2,882 4,163 6.2%
30 to 34 years 3,462 11.0% 1,492 11.1% 1,970 4,961 7.4%
35 to 39 years 3,532 11.2% 1,336 9.9% 2,196 6,209 9.2%
40 to 44 years 2,541 8.1% 1,061 7.9% 1,480 6,038 9.0%
45 to 49 years 2,135 6.8% 846 6.3% 1,289 5,182 7.7%
50 to 54 years 1,853 5.9% 736 5.5% 1,117 4,904 7.3%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
DeSoto MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Age Groups (continued):              
55 to 59 years 1,271 4.0% 638 4.7% 633 4,058 6.0%
60 to 64 years 738 2.3% 355 2.6% 383 3,619 5.4%
65 to 69 years 603 1.9% 211 1.6% 392 2,878 4.3%
70 to 74 years 448 1.4% 172 1.3% 276 2,208 3.3%
75 to 79 years 294 0.9% 192 1.4% 102 1,320 2.0%
80 to 84 years 208 0.7% 177 1.3% 31 916 1.4%
85 years and over 85 0.3% 166 1.2% -81 630 0.9%
Educational Attainment (Population age 25 years and over):
Less than 9th grade 594 2.8% 419 4.9% 175 2,971 6.3%
9th - 12th grade, no diploma 2,189 10.3% 1,039 12.2% 1,150 6,814 14.5%
High school graduate or equivalency 6,277 29.6% 2,629 30.8% 3,648 16,983 36.1%
Some college, no degree 6,376 30.1% 2,414 28.2% 3,962 11,856 25.2%
Associate degree 1,571 7.4% 651 7.6% 920 2,881 6.1%
Bachelor's degree 3,051 14.4% 1,129 13.2% 1,922 3,963 8.4%
Graduate or professional degree 1,158 5.5% 265 3.1% 893 1,618 3.4%
Household Types (HH population age 5 years and over):
Married-couple family HH with children under 18 14,690 47.4% 5,510 43.8% 9,180 30,230 44.9%
Married-couple family HH without children under 18 6,620 21.3% 2,940 23.4% 3,680 20,030 29.8%
Other family households with children under 18 4,340 14.0% 1,540 12.2% 2,800 7,700 11.4%
Other family households without children under 18 1,340 4.3% 410 3.3% 930 3,030 4.5%
Non-family households 4,030 13.0% 2,190 17.4% 1,840 6,300 9.4%
Household Income in 1999 (HH population age 5 years and over):
Under $25,000 3,890 12.5% 2,740 21.8% 1,150 10,550 15.7%
$25,000 to $49,999 9,950 32.1% 3,880 30.8% 6,070 19,260 28.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 8,860 28.6% 2,860 22.7% 6,000 18,780 27.9%
$75,000 to $99,999 4,790 15.4% 1,570 12.5% 3,220 11,570 17.2%
$100,000 to $199,999 3,030 9.8% 1,360 10.8% 1,670 6,110 9.1%
$200,000 or more 490 1.6% 200 1.6% 290 1,020 1.5%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
DeSoto MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Income of Persons in 1999 (Population age 16 and over):
No income 2,498 10.0% 1,284 11.6% 1,214 6,035 11.0%
less than $4,999 1,782 7.1% 1,159 10.5% 623 4,767 8.7%
$5,000 - $9,999 1,885 7.6% 1,254 11.4% 631 5,638 10.3%
$10,000 - $14,999 2,302 9.2% 1,277 11.6% 1,025 5,006 9.1%
$15,000 - $19,999 1,990 8.0% 864 7.8% 1,126 4,331 7.9%
$20,000 - $24,999 2,403 9.6% 1,114 10.1% 1,289 4,711 8.6%
$25,000 - $34,999 4,327 17.3% 1,496 13.6% 2,831 8,923 16.2%
$35,000 - $49,999 4,153 16.6% 1,279 11.6% 2,874 8,360 15.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 2,477 9.9% 790 7.2% 1,687 4,930 9.0%
$75,000 - $99,999 612 2.5% 288 2.6% 324 1,094 2.0%
$100,000 and over 526 2.1% 224 2.0% 302 1,150 2.1%
Labor Force Status (Population age 16 and over):              
Employed 18,312 73.4% 7,001 63.5% 11,311 35,461 64.5%
Unemployed 677 2.7% 479 4.3% 198 1,309 2.4%
Armed forces 34 0.1% 121 1.1% -87 34 0.1%
Not in labor force 5,932 23.8% 3,428 31.1% 2,504 18,141 33.0%
Occupation (Employed civilian population age 16 and over):
Management, professional & related occupations :
Management business and financial 2,503 13.7% 975 13.9% 1,528 4,418 12.5%
Professional and related 2,814 15.4% 970 13.9% 1,844 4,537 12.8%
Service occupations :
Protective service 344 1.9% 163 2.3% 181 718 2.0%
Other service 2,349 12.8% 798 11.4% 1,551 3,786 10.7%
Sales & office occupations :
Sales and related 2,219 12.1% 805 11.5% 1,414 3,881 10.9%
Office and administrative support 3,108 17.0% 1,420 20.3% 1,688 6,895 19.4%
Farming fishing and forestry occupations 78 0.4% 55 0.8% 23 73 0.2%
Construction, extractions & maintenance occupations :
Construction and extraction 1,251 6.8% 506 7.2% 745 2,486 7.0%
Installation maintenance and repair 904 4.9% 339 4.8% 565 2,416 6.8%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
DeSoto MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Occupation (continued):              
Production, transportation & material moving occupations :
Production 1,098 6.0% 483 6.9% 615 2,724 7.7%
Transportation and material moving 1,644 9.0% 487 7.0% 1,157 3,527 9.9%
Industry (Employed civilian population age 16 and over):
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting 89 0.5% 49 0.7% 40 207 0.6%
Mining 23 0.1% 5 0.1% 18 54 0.2%
Construction 1,709 9.3% 567 8.1% 1,142 3,528 9.9%
Manufacturing 2,176 11.9% 991 14.2% 1,185 4,525 12.8%
Wholesale trade 1,186 6.5% 323 4.6% 863 2,374 6.7%
Retail trade 1,985 10.8% 810 11.6% 1,175 4,075 11.5%
Transportation, warehousing, and utilities 2,269 12.4% 621 8.9% 1,648 5,278 14.9%
Information 334 1.8% 183 2.6% 151 570 1.6%
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,016 5.5% 385 5.5% 631 1,689 4.8%
Prof., sci., mgmt, admin. & waste mgmt services 1,030 5.6% 563 8.0% 467 2,133 6.0%
Educational, health, and social services 2,165 11.8% 953 13.6% 1,212 4,475 12.6%
Arts, ent., rec., accommodation, & food services 2,986 16.3% 839 12.0% 2,147 3,337 9.4%
Other services (except public administration) 884 4.8% 441 6.3% 443 1,914 5.4%
Public administration 460 2.5% 271 3.9% 189 1,302 3.7%
Marital Status (Population age 15 and over):              
Now married (except separated) 15,573 61.2% 6,247 55.7% 9,326 35,473 63.3%
Widowed 763 3.0% 421 3.8% 342 3,488 6.2%
Divorced 3,230 12.7% 1,579 14.1% 1,651 5,347 9.5%
Separated 546 2.1% 319 2.8% 227 842 1.5%
Never married 5,316 20.9% 2,652 23.6% 2,664 10,920 19.5%
Poverty Status in 1999 (Population for whom determined):              
Family income in 1999 below poverty level 2,173 7.0% 1,370 10.8% 803 4,664 6.9%
Family income in 1999 at or above poverty level 28,746 93.0% 11,298 89.2% 17,448 62,596 93.1%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
DeSoto MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Nativity by Year of Entry:              
Native 29,996 95.5% 13,286 98.5% 16,710 66,848 99.1%
Foreign born, naturalized citizen: 366 1.2% 105 0.8% 261 325 0.5%
1995-2000 51 0.2% 0 0.0% 51 20 0.0%
1990-1994 5 0.0% 0 0.0% 5 30 0.0%
1980-1989 105 0.3% 70 0.5% 35 105 0.2%
1970-1979 108 0.3% 12 0.1% 96 66 0.1%
1960-1969 58 0.2% 16 0.1% 42 53 0.1%
1950-1959 29 0.1% 7 0.1% 22 39 0.1%
Before 1950 10 0.0% 0 0.0% 10 12 0.0%
Foreign born, non-U.S. citizen: 1,050 3.3% 100 0.7% 950 281 0.4%
1995-2000 626 2.0% 33 0.2% 593 73 0.1%
1990-1994 314 1.0% 28 0.2% 286 118 0.2%
1980-1989 67 0.2% 27 0.2% 40 55 0.1%
1970-1979 43 0.1% 9 0.1% 34 18 0.0%
1960-1969 0 0.0% 3 0.0% -3 14 0.0%
1950-1959 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Before 1950 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 3 0.0%
Tenure and Group Quarters:              
Owner-occupied housing unit 21,320 67.9% 7,890 58.5% 13,430 59,270 87.9%
Renter-occupied housing unit 9,700 30.9% 4,700 34.8% 5,000 8,010 11.9%
Group quarters 400 1.3% 900 6.7% -500 180 0.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Migration DVD, issued October 2003.
Notes: Universe is the population 5 years and over unless otherwise stated. Net migration is equal to in-migration minus out-migration. Non-movers did
not change county of residence, but may have changed housing location within the same county.
Prepared by the Policy Research Institute, The University of Kansas, email: pri@ku.edu